Vanuatu

Blue Lagoon I Port Vila, Efate I Vanuatu



Destination: Vanuatu

Land of Smiles

Vanuatu is a small island nation off the coast of Australia, between New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands that is a popular destination with Australian travellers who happen to know Vanuatu’s biggest not-so-secret secret: the Land of Smiles is also the land of brilliant beaches and stunning diving.

Travel Guide: Vanuatu

With 80-ish islands spread across some 12,000 square kilometres of ocean, Vanuatu can be pretty remote and hard to access. Cruise ships have helped to make the lush rainforests, active volcanoes and some of the over 300 beaches around this island nation accessible and hugely popular. So you can expect to find Vanuatu on most South Pacific Island cruise itineraries.

The vivid blue freshwater swimming holes, accessible World War 2 wreck dive sites, and white sandy beaches of Vanuatu will leave you spellbound and coming back for more.

Aneityum

HIGHLIGHTS

Efate

HIGHLIGHTS

Espiritu Santo

HIGHLIGHTS

Mystery Island

HIGHLIGHTS

Cruising

Inspiration

Mystery Island, Espiritu Santo and Efate feature regularly on cruise itineraries, and the island of Lelepa has become home to Royal Caribbean’s private island experience.

Pacific IsLands CRUISE

Voyager of the Seas I Royal Caribbean

9 Nights

  • Port of Call: Maré, New Caledonia

  • Port of Call: Mystery Island, Vanuatu

  • Port of Call: Île des Pins, New Caledonia

  • Port of Call: Nouméa, New Caledonia

Sydney, Australia - Maré, New Caledonia - Mystery Island, Vanuatu - Île des Pins, New Caledonia - Nouméa, New Caledonia - Sydney, Australia

New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise

Explorer of the Seas I Royal Caribbean

10 Nights

  • Port of Call: Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

  • Port of Call: Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

  • Port of Call: Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

  • Port of Call: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia

Sydney, Australia - Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia - Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu - Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu - Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia

Keamu Cultural Village Immersion: Guided Walk on Aneityum

Inspiration:

Cultural Experiences

The Keamu Cultural Village Tour offers a fascinating insight into the history, traditional skills, medicine and food that has been an essential part of the Melanesian-French influenced ni-Vanuatu culture. 

While the tour is definitely on the expensive side (no doubt due to the huge markup applied by cruise ships), it is well worth the experience with an interactive village welcome ceremony, warrior confrontation, food tasting and kava ceremony. 

Thrillseeking

Inspiration

Vanuatu is famous for its iconic blue holes, vivid blue freshwater swimming holes that can be found on islands all over the archipelago. Jump in and cool off!

Blue Hole

from Luganville

Blue Hole in Espiritu Santo Vanuatu

Blue Lagoon

from Port Vila

Swing Rope Jumping at the Blue Lagoon Efate Vanuatu
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